- According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics report 2023,Kenyan men spend more time on self care than women.
- This translates to about 11.83 hours daily to ensure they look well-groomed.
- Women on the other hand, only spend about 704.6 minutes grooming themselves and caring for themselves.
Recent study shows that Kenyan men spend more time on self-care and maintenance than their women counterparts.
The study conducted by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, shows that men spend an average of 710 minutes daily on self care.
This translates to about 11.83 hours daily to ensure they look well-groomed.
Ladies on the other hand, only spend about 704.6 minutes grooming themselves and caring for themselves. This translates to 11.73 hours daily.
“Time spent on culture, leisure, mass media and sports practices activities was higher for men compared to women,” the report read.
At the national level, men spent more time (158.1 minutes) on culture, leisure, mass media and sports practices compared to women who spent 118.8 minutes.
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Time spent by men on non-productive activities was higher in urban areas at 67 minutes a day compared to 57 minutes in rural areas.
According to the report, women in rural areas spent more time on non-productive activities at 282 minutes daily compared to 272 minutes for those in urban areas.
On socializing and communication, community participation and religious practice, men spent 103.2 minutes compared to women who spent 90.3 minutes.
A total of 19,522 of the sampled households were found to be eligible for the survey. Out of the eligible households, 16,945 households participated in the survey and successfully completed the questionnaire resulting in a national household response rate of 86.8 per cent.
The time-use module targeted individuals aged 15 years and older. There were 40,764 individuals eligible for the time-use survey module from the 16,945 households interviewed.